From my website (because I'm feeling too lazy to write something new): Born in 1977 (after his overdue mother went to see the circus) and raised in Raynham, MA, Toby Gray is a stay-at-home father of 3 boys, a husband, an artist, a practitioner of Shotokan Karate (since 1995), an exercise geek, a Ninja Warrior, an Eagle Scout, a lover of hiking and camping and kayaking, a snowboarder, a wood-working enthusiast, a comic book fan, an introvert, at one time a pure-bred cat breeder, and a dreamer. He has been wearing shorts year-round (in MA and NH, not some wimpy warm locale) since 1991 (with a handful of exceptions, like brief job requirements and snowboarding) all because of a bet gone awry. He also really likes monkeys and squids.
You can help support Toby and his brain by visiting his Etsy store, www.etsy.com/shop/PlungerMonke… and decorating your torso with the stuff from his brain!
I tend to gravitate towards fantasy stuff (Tolkien, Brooks, Eddings, Pratchett, Feist, etc), a little sci-fi, and occasionally some supernatural/horror type stuff (one of my best friends is an amazing writing in that last genre - Bill Gauthier. It's not my normal choice for reading, but he is just so dang good that his stories sort of transcend the label. He is great at developing characters and dragging you into their heads to see their emotions and motives. Being his friend, I have had the fortune of reading early drafts of some of his work before the public at large, and they are always gripping page turners that are tough to put down). If we are including the realm of comics, I'll throw in standard superhero stuff (though I haven't read much of that in a few decades) as well as some manga classics (Nausicaa, Akira, Blade of the Immortal, anything by Tezuka) and European stuff (I'm a sucker for almost anything Humanoids publishes).